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What is a Green Burial? September 20, 2017

If you are exploring options for cremation alternatives you may want to consider a green burial. This is a simple and natural process that doesn’t include using an expensive casket, embalming or having to pour concrete, as some cemeteries require. It is a natural burial that allows the body to be buried in a biodegradable casket or even the deceased’s favorite blanket. It is less harmful to the earth, easier on the wallet and still provides as an excellent memorial for the loved one that has passed on.

Why a Green Burial?

A green burial is a great way to pay tribute to the way your loved one lived. If they believed in providing all they could to Mother Nature they would love the idea of being returned to nature, just as all other living organisms do. Being buried in a natural site promotes plant growth which in turn encourages wildlife. A green burial site allows nature to run its course and habitats are only minimally impacted during the burial. There is no need for pesticides and excessive watering, but you can often plant trees, flowers and other plants directly at the site.

A green burial is a great alternative to cremation and is an excellent option for those who do not want a traditional burial that includes an expensive casket. Natural burial is now being offered by cemeteries throughout Washington. Cremation was often chose because traditional burial required the purchase of many expensive accessories that were not earth friendly.

If you are planning your own funeral consider telling your loved ones that you insist on a green burial. This will help them avoid expensive funeral costs and it honors your wishes to lay with nature and nature intended.

To learn more about green burials in Washington contact Funeral Alternatives of Snohomish County. We will be glad to discuss all your burial options, including locations, earth-friendly caskets and more. Call us today at 1-888-381-6993 with any questions about cremation or planning a funeral in Snohomish County.


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Written By Brian Corey

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